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Hemerophila Moth - Hemerophila diva

Hemerophila Moth - Hemerophila diva
Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida, USA
August 29, 2015
Size: Wingspan <1 cm
Finally, images which do this micro moth some justice in terms of its vibrant color. These little diurnal moths generally settle on the tops of leaves and seem to appear out of nowhere as they are too small to see in flight.

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I've been lucky to encounter the only two species of this genus which reside in Florida, this one being endemic. Fortunately, I was able to photograph the other species which is very rare (Hemerophila dyari) and which I've only encountered once.

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